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The Prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly turns 46 today. Commonly known as Dada, Ganguly was instrumental in taking Indian Cricket to a whole new level.
Captaining the side from 2000 following the match fixing scandal he lead a relatively young side to Champions Trophy and Natwest series success in 2002. Beating all odds he also lead India to a world cup final in 2003.
Ganguly is also credited for introducing youngsters such has Yuvraj, Dhoni, Kaif to name a few into the Indian team setup.
Following his birthday today many former and present cricketers took to twitter to wish him a very happy birthday.
My first Captain and a leader who changed the mind set of Indian cricketers to go out there and challenged the big cats in the world cricket and the roar we hear now its cos of this man. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dada #souravganguly @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/xnUMpN4KrH
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 8, 2018
1 of most important Crickter & captain in Hindustan history the person who made India believe that they can win against Pakistan & abroad ..
Sourav ganguly.. happy birthday wish you best ..#SouravGanguly
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 8, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2018
Happy birthday tiger @SGanguly99 wishing you all the happiness 🙏🤗
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 8, 2018
Step 1-Wake up, blink your eyes twice & dance down the track
Step 2-Smash the bowler & at times even spectators(no violence intended)
Step 3-Swing not only the ball but also ur hair,bowl ur heart out
Step 4-Celebrate like no one’s watching
To a wonderful man,
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2018
#OnThisDay Happy birthday to Sourav Ganguly, one of India's greatest captains!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 8, 2018
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 8, 2018
Happy Birthday to one of the most inspiring man, the man who changed the face and attitude of Indian Cricket. Aise bhi koi chadhta hai kya @SGanguly99 dada !#HappyBirthdayDada , have a great life ahead pic.twitter.com/KjiggQcAuS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2018
424 international matches
Between 2000 and 2006, he was India's star captain, leading the team in 49 Tests and 146 ODIs.
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2018